MINISTER OF LITURGY AND MUSIC
Summary: The Minister of Liturgy and Music ensures the quality of liturgical celebrations and music that enhance the "full, conscious, active participation of the faithful" of St. Mary Parish in collaboration with the Pastor and Director of Liturgical Music.
Full-time - Benefit eligible
Liturgy General Responsibilities
Plans, prepares, and oversees all parish liturgies with the Pastor, Director of Liturgical Music, and Worship Committee.
Collaborates with pastoral team and volunteers who are directly involved in various rites and sacramental celebrations, e.g., RCIA, First Eucharist and Confirmation, Children and Youth liturgies, etc.
Organizes scheduling of liturgical ministers.
Oversees minister assignments at the weekend Masses and Holy Days.
Coordinates training of liturgical ministers.
Oversees preparation of worship aids and screens for all liturgies.
Co-chairs the Worship Committee with the Minister of Liturgical Music.
Serves as a consultant to parishioners for planning sacramental liturgies, e.g., weddings and funerals, and non-sacramental liturgies, e.g., Stations of the Cross, Divine Mercy Novena, etc.
Oversees Decorating Committee throughout the liturgical year.
Orders liturgical supplies, and schedules care for liturgical linens.
Music General Responsibilities
Leads or co-leads specific parish choirs and musical ensembles in collaboration with the Minister of Liturgical Music.
Recruit, train, and sustain musicians and choir members.
Assists with preparation for accompanists and choir members for liturgical celebrations.
Music Knowledge and Skills
Bachelor's Degree, Major or Minor in Music is required.
Previous experience in leading a choir is preferred.
Knowledge of various music styles (especially contemporary, and praise and worship) as they apply to Catholic liturgy.
Liturgy Knowledge and Skills
Formal Training in Theology or Religious Studies or two years or more years of liturgical work experience is preferred.
Someone with a strong understanding of the Mass, the liturgical year, and sacraments will also be considered.
Ability to lead and train liturgical ministers.
Intermediate computer knowledge of Microsoft Office required
To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Nadine Duncan at [email protected]